Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

When do you move a child into a big boy bed from a crib?

Mine is convertible to a toddler sized bed, but I currently keep the crib gates up since he does not climb out of it. Can I keep him in there until he is too big for it?
He turns three this month.

Answer Question
 
Janette526

Asked by Janette526 at 3:23 PM on Mar. 10, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

Level 1 (0 Credits)
Answers (3)
  • Sure, why not? I moved my daughter into a toddler bed at 24 months, but there was no real need to do so. If he's not climbing over, and he still fits, there's no need to change it up.
    toriandgrace

    Answer by toriandgrace at 3:26 PM on Mar. 10, 2009

  • If he may need to get out quickly to run to the bathroom, then it is time to make sure he can, which would mean the bars will need to go, but otherwise he may as well sleep there as long as he is comfortable.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 3:28 PM on Mar. 10, 2009

  • You can..unless he's potty trained, then it might be an issue at night to go potty.

    We moved ours to a regular bed at 15 months. Our crib had a height limit, though.
    TiccledBlue

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 4:22 PM on Mar. 10, 2009

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.
close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN